Victor Crowley's Most Gruesome Kills - The Best and the Bloodiest!
Okay, kids! Hatchet III (review) is available on DVD and Blu-ray RIGHT NOW so we figured what better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than to relive Victor Crowley's greatest moments? And, of course, by greatest we mean bloodiest, goriest and most heinous!
Perhaps no slasher in the history of horror can lay claim to more unique, creative, entertaining and downright brutal kills than the swamp-dwelling Crowley. He's certainly not your run-of-the-mill butcher knife or machete-wielding killer. Crowley likes to get in there and get his hands dirty, and it's because of this that we feel a need… nay a responsibility… to bring you...
We cannot thank series creator Adam Green enough for going above and beyond and sometimes completely over-the-top with Crowley's attacks. It's made the character a modern day horror hero, of which we have so few. Of course we have to start with some honorable mentions (which, for this list, could go on for days). So on the interest of brevity, we'll just mention a few. Like Crowley ripping off the arms of "The Cosby Show" actor Deon Richmond (who played next-door neighbor Kenny, or "Bud" as Rudy called him) in the original Hatchet. Also in the first film, Crowley twisted the head of a Girls Gone Wild inspired director and decapitated a tour boat driver with a shovel. In Hatchet II Victor got a 2-for-1 kill with the most ridiculously long chainsaw you've ever seen, and in Hatchet III he used a defibrillator to explode a head and also turned Mrs. Adam Green, Rileah Vanderbilt, into a pile of guts. Victor has indeed been a busy boy over the course of these three films.
But enough reminiscing. On to the goods...
Reverend Zombie's Spine-ectomy (Hatchet II)
It seems Crowley has a penchant for yanking people's body parts off of, or out of, them. But he may never have been more brutal than when he went full Mortal Kombat on one of his main foes, Reverend Zombie. Played by iconic horror star Tony Todd, Reverend Zombie was a true thorn in the side of Crowley; and when the two finally met up, shit got real. After a brief struggle, Crowley manages to chop Zombie in half with the hatchet, and if that wasn't enough, Victor goes full Sub-Zero on Zombie, yanking out his spine. I don't care who you are, that's a bad day.
Hawes’ Spineless End (Hatchet III)
Crowley seems to have something about exterminating horror veterans with this move. In Hatchet III the victim is Hawes, played by Derek Mears. After Hawes makes the unenviable mistake of calling Crowley a bitch, Victor punches the SWAT team leader in the belly (actually into the belly), breaks his spine from the inside and proceeds to wrench it from Hawes’ body through the hole in his stomach… skull and all. To his credit, Mears contorts his body skillfully to give the illusion of the spine and skull actually being ripped from him. Crowely seems to have mastered this move in this particular scene. If he started ripping spines with Reverend Zombie, he perfected it with Hawes.